Women are more than just good looks, flawless makeup, and designer clothing. They can wear multiple caps effortlessly and run a country while managing their own household. But even in 2022, people can’t see beyond their beauty and admire them for bringing accolades to the country professionally.
And the world’s no. 1 woman tennis player, Iga Swiatek, is a live example of that.
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Iga recently won her second French Open title but all people were interested in was whether she likes to dress up and apply makeup when she goes out or not?
Yes, this was one of the questions (of the two-part query) the ace tennis player was asked by a journalist during a press conference right after her terrific win.
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The journo was curious to know this because according to the reporter there are many players who stay hours in front of the mirror applying makeup before going to court. But she looked very natural.
But clearly, Igo didn’t entertain such sexist questions and responded perfectly to it.
Sharing the weird and sexist question that was asked to Iga, sports broadcaster Catherine Whitaker tweeted:
I should add, it was one question in an otherwise brilliant press conference. Thoughtful, pertinent questions from journalists and considered, insightful answers from Swiatek. Which is what the player, and the media deserves.
— Catherine Whitaker (@CWhitakerSport) June 4, 2022
People online thought the question was problematic in more ways than one.
Tennis press conferences are often just the worst https://t.co/egWYfztqK6
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) June 5, 2022
Completely unacceptable https://t.co/aaed87BWva
— Nick McCarvel (@NickMcCarvel) June 5, 2022
Whoever asked this question should be fired. https://t.co/oEcCQCpTNu
— Jay – Upper East Side Hawk (@wasUESH) June 4, 2022
Perfect reply, too. https://t.co/8x395A8gnB
— Ben Stanley (@BDStanley) June 4, 2022
Iga's response was polite yet got the message across. In my head I was thinking she should've said "we move to Polish because that's bullshit." (The incident inspiring my thought on this also involved Ubaldo). https://t.co/pPzFqIkrBW
— JB (@Minerva2BC) June 4, 2022
I'm so disgusted and sad https://t.co/NYHUcqhQni
— Inés ⁵⁵ 🕯🙏🎾🐐 (@inesffabIe) June 4, 2022
“OK, thank you” is now my go-to answer for stupid questions. https://t.co/1KeMeY24uq
— ken benobi (@LindsayKnake) June 4, 2022
This makes me want to🤮. https://t.co/Sim8GWEoPU
— Jeanette Vikbacka Castaing (@JCastaing) June 5, 2022
she literally just won a Grand Slam the audacity to even think that's a worthy question to ask of a champion https://t.co/mvEdDckYD6
— Clare ¹ᴰ (@consistantcries) June 5, 2022
I’m tired. I bet Iga Swiatek is tired. We are tired. Please stop this nonsense. https://t.co/JrNN8AXpIS
— Alessandra (@alessandra_kr) June 4, 2022
lmao you have to be freakin' kidding
THIS is the question they asked the winner of the French Open on a 35-match winning streak and at the top of her game
Stop this https://t.co/zl0RgTOrrC
— The GIST USA (@thegistusa) June 4, 2022
Are we really asking world’s no. 1 female tennis player about her make up? She’s just won 35 consecutive games and secured her 6th title this season. Maybe ask about that? 🥴 https://t.co/ny3Z7E4evX
— Marta Buczkowska (@MartaBuczkowsk1) June 4, 2022
— First Serve Tennis (@FirstServeTnnis) June 5, 2022
Thats a loads of rubbish. Some journos🙄 https://t.co/auKryc2BbW
— Tahseen Kamal, Ph.D. (ANU), FHEA (she/her) (@tkamal16) June 4, 2022
Excited for Rafa to be asked about his makeup choices in his presser tomorrow https://t.co/MA4yNxcyXe
— Marnie Vinall (@marnievinall) June 5, 2022
— Jímmy (@Racquettechie) June 4, 2022
I wonder how many male players are asked about their grooming routine right after they have won a coveted title.